Victoria Purver is a Welsh textile designer and artist. She designs vibrant and individualistic digital prints derived from her original paintings, which are inspired by the exuberance and vitality of nature observed by Still Life’. Her work has been used internationally in fashion, interior and publishing and in trend prediction by forecasters such as Nelly Rodi, Paris.
Victoria has exhibited her work Paris regularly since graduating with a Masters from Bath Spa University. Previously to this she worked as a designer in Scandinavia and felt that the culture and art in Denmark inspired her painting. Her style can be likened to the work of painters such as Raoul Dufy, who’s lively yet ‘moody’ work defined the art Deco movement of the 1920’s and 1930’s, a period which Victoria sights as inspiration.
Victoria’s need to paint comes from a passion to capture and immortalise something as transient and fragile as a flower or bud that’s appearance is ever changing and passing. It is a fascination with all things ephemeral in a world that is becoming controlled and pre-occupied by all things Urban and concrete. The work is a testimony to Mother Nature who is eternally reinventing herself and coming back with new disguises which can be likened to the world of fashion.
This blog groups together the artists showing in an art exhibition entitled Consuming Nature showing at the Octagon Milsom Place in Bath, UK June 15-24th 2010, Daily 10-6pm. Private View: Friday June 18th 6-9pm. Each artist's work responds to the theme of urban meets nature and consumerism. Press please don't hesitate to contact Carol Denn with any questions or for images at firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists in the group include: Rebecca Cains, oil paintings, Fiona Cassidy, photography and installation, Carol Denn, mixed media collage paintings, Zannah Cooper, textiles, Dawn Lippiatt, sculpture, Jenni Norman, drawing & painting and Victoria Purver, textiles.